Memphis the Musical

Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Beverley Knight

Shaftesbury Theatre, London

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Beverley Knight stars in hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including for Best Musical, the smash-hit show Memphis is now playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

Memphis stars Britain’s Queen of Soul Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) and hot X-Factor star Matt Cardle.

This sizzling hot show is set in 1950’s Memphis Tennessee and inspired by real events.

Memphis The Musical features explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love…. plus some seriously roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll!

The show has a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Grammy Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

Memphis features direction by Christopher Ashley, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, design by David Gallo, costume Design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Memphis is currently playing until 31 October 2015 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.


Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis follows the rise to fame of a radio DJ (Matt Cardle) who wants to change the world, and the nightclub singer set for stardom (Beverley Knight) that he falls in love with.


The Memphis cast is led by multi award-winning recording artist and recent star of The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight, as club singer Felicia Farrell, alongside acclaimed X-Factor star Matt Cardle as radio DJ Huey Calhoun.

The hugely talented cast also include Rolan Bell as Delray, Tyrone Huntley as Gator, Claire Machin as Gladys, Jason Pennycooke as Bobby and Mark Roper as Mr. Simmons. Other cast include Keisha Atwell, Arielle Campbell, Mark Carroll, Joseph Davenport, Momar Diagne, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Kimmy Edwards, Hillary Elk, Laura Ellis, Charlotte Gorton, Benjamin Harrold, Waylon Jacobs, Rachel John, Dean Maynard, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Tim Newman, Simon Ray-Harvey, Jon Robyns, Ashley Rumble, Kyle Seeley, Helen Siveter, Dawnita Smith and Alex Thomas.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Hold on to your hats” Daily Mail
“Memphis rocks with heart and soul” Metro
★ ★ ★ ★ “A rousing spectacle where audiences will feast their eyes on the dancers and ears on the singing… Beverley Knight is sensational!” Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “The West End’s hottest new musical.” Digital Spy
★ ★ ★ ★ “Some of the most thrilling vocal work you’ll find on the London stage in its roof-raising evocation of the birth of rock’n’ roll” Daily Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ “BEVERLEY KNIGHT combines charisma and power alongside a Sinatra-like Killian Donnelley in this exciting take on a key moment in pop history” The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ “The dancing is audaciously good” The Observer
★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 1 January 1970

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Important Notes

Beverley Knight is confirmed to be performing until October 2015 but does not appear at all performances. Beverley is NOT scheduled to perform: 17 - 18 July 2015, 3-5 August, 8, 15-24 and 28 September and 2 October 2015 as well as all Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.

Beverley Knight will be performing on the following Monday Nights: 6, 13 and 27 July 2015 and 10, 17, 24 and 31 August 2015

Beverley Knight's Last Performance will be on the Evening of Saturday 17th October 2015.

Age Restrictions: 11+

Matt Cardle is not scheduled to perform at any Wednesday matinees performances.

The producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Venue Information

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DP
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 8, 10, 14, 19, 22A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 55, 73, 134, 176
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1 thought on “Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre starring Beverley Knight”

  1. All ready got the time of work for it im seriously
    Exsited about this you have no idea I’m
    A mega david bryan fan

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